Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: Is the Selling of Naming Rights Okay?

This column has to do with the selling of naming rights to ballparks, athletic facilities, and so on. Now, we all know that at the professional league, it’s become pretty standard fare for enterprising corporations to put up a lot of money to have their firm’s name branded on a  ballpark. Hence.... More »
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The Psychology Of Words And The Young Athlete + MORE

Ken TaylorYoung athletes live in a pretty strange world. So many adults saying things to them but no one really communicating. Its hard enough for them to decipher one adult's vague instructions but then have to blend the mixed messages of parents and coaches.  Ken Taylor, former NFL cornerback.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients: God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete. While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »
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Curiosity: How Parents Foster Lifelong Learning in Children + MORE

Intellectual curiosity and learning go hand in hand. But let’s be honest… Curiosity isn’t what most of us first think about when it comes to our children’s education. We want our kids to do well in school so we usually focus on external measurements of learning and academic success — grade.... More »

How to Harness the Power of Your Praise

Do you know the power of and the problem with praise?   Are you working on your habits? Get your copy now on Amazon!        Related Stories6 Travel Team Truths You Need to Know Before Signing UpHas Youth Sports Lost the Fun? Here’s How You Can Get it Ba.... More »
youth sports 1415797143 1589350329 Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MOREBy Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes
Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, and can be managed with heel cushioning, proper shoe wear, and activity modification 

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints in young athletes…

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Baseball umpires are often vilified by fans and players alike. The best umps, like the best offensive lineman, are anonymous. You should hardly notice them. But when they do make a mistake, they’re noticed and hated.
So what does this have to do with parenting? Everything. Is the only time your children get real attention from you when they blow it like an umpire does when in front of hometown fans? And when your kids do well, do you hardly notice them? It’s sad but true, many times…

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To listen to the podcast, click on the arrow above. Setting goals in sports is not just for athletes who want to go pro, or even make it to college. Setting goals is something we should encourage every child in sports to do. And here’s why: The real value of setting goals is not the…Read More

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Coaches Inc., a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, announced that it has partnered with CoachUp. Coaches Inc. offers coaches services in contract negotiations, career planning,  and marketing and promotional opportunities.
CoachUp will drive new business to Coaches Inc…

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The Tipping Point in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines and screaming at every play?” It is a question I ponder a lot, especially as I often get to watch my young children’s games played side by […

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Want a roadmap to understanding the rapidly changing world of journalism and media? You might want to read Jay Rosen’s post at his PressThink site: How to be literate in what’s changing in journalism.
Rosen is an NYU journalism professor and one of the sharpest media critics in the U.S. The list consists of “the main currents and trends” that he expects students in his “digital thinking” class to master by the end of the term…

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